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“Controversial, well written, and convincing, this is historical analysis at its most invigorating.” ―Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Schivelbusch is a brilliant cultural historian . . . who brings a comparative cultural focus to the 1930s with fascinating and provocative ideas.” ―Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Illuminating.” ―Bloomberg News
“A feast of ideas, many of them strikingly appropriate to our own bellicose times.” ―San Francisco Chronicle on The Culture of Defeat
“Fresh and provocative . . . A novel and thought-provoking book.” ―Houston Chronicle on The Culture of Defeat--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This book read well and had useful information; however, it was just the tip of the iceberg. The book was simply too short. Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by Daniel L. Wilson
I must agree with Brian Ferril's analysis of this book for the very reasons he gave. I would have much rather read quotes of the "average person" in Italy, Germany, and USA in the... Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by Terry Jennrich
THis is a difficult book to understand too much unnecessary information. Plus i think the author did a poor job explain most of the events .Published on July 4, 2011 by Alle
Considering how many new releases and classics I've enjoyed over the last year, I guess it was to be expected that I'd run into a book that felt like a bit of a letdown. Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by Brian C. Ferry
Schivelbusch puts together a fascinating argument about the commonalities between Roosevelt, Hitler, and Mussolini, but the Kindle edition has lots of awkward typographical and... Read morePublished on March 20, 2010 by Anna Johns
This book was obviously the predecessor to Jonah Goldman's best selling 'Liberal Fascism.' This is a quick study of reviewing governmental trends in the early 20th Century in... Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Dirk Smith